France Televisions worldwide

The Department of International Affairs (DIA) plans and carries out the Group's international actions.

The Department's missions consist in extending the Group's international influence, increasing its global visibility and contributing to the development of international cooperation.

Extend international visiblity

1 - Global expansion of the Group's channels

France Télévisions Group is present on an international scale thanks to agreements with many network operators: cable, satellite platforms, telecommunications operators. All five of the Group's channels are fully simulcast in many European, Middle-Eastern and African countries (more than 32 milli on subscribers in Europe, 600,000 subscribers in Africa).

If you wish to learn more about the retransmission process or if you have any question about broadcasting abroad, please send us an email at channels@francetv.fr .

 

2 - France Télévisions and “La Francophonie”

  • CTF (French-language Televisions Community)
    The CTF brings together French-speaking public broadcasters from France, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada: TV5 Monde, RTBF, RTS, Radio-Canada, Télé-Quebec, RDI, TV5 Quebec Canada, and France Télévisions. It promotes the exchange of programmes and joint productions between members of the CTF, which are TV organisations from other French-speaking countries.
    Go to CTF website
     
  • CIRTEF (International Council for French-language Radios and Televisions)
    This council consists of all the French-language TV and radio broadcasters, including those from the Southern Hemisphere. It aims to promote audiovisual cooperation between both hemispheres. Through CIRTEF, France Télévisions carries out part of the foreign broadcasting policies within a multilateral framework (co-productions, purchases, broadcast, distribution).
    Go to CIRTEF website

 

INITERNATIONAL RELATIONS

 

Bilateral

  • France Télévisions works very closely with foreign public broadcasters in order to boost communication and partnership agreements, and in particular with broadcasters from Germany (ARD/ZDF), the United Kingdom (BBC), Italy (RAI), Spain (RTVE), Belgium (RTBF), Switzerland (RTSR), Canada (SRC), Scandinavia (SVT – Sweden, DR – Denmark, YLE – Finland, NRK – Norway), Japan (NHK), South Korea (KBS), China (CCTV) and Mediterranean countries like Algeria (EPTV), Tunisia (ETT), Morocco (SNRT) and Lebanon (Télé Liban).  

 

Multilateral

  • EBU (European Broadcasting Union)
    France Télévisions takes an active part in the Union's activities through its working groups (programmes, legal, sports, news, television, etc.), its constant trade of news topics (via EVN) and television programmes, as well as through international lobbying. Through EBU, the Group also has the opportunity to promote public service broadcasters to European institutions.
    Go to EBU website
     
  • PBI (Public Broadcasters International)
    PBI is an international association of public service broadcaster executives (from more than 50 countries) who meet annually. Each meeting allows them to debate on the future of public broadcasting across the world. The association, which was created in 1990 in Canada, enables PSB senior executives from around the world to share experiences and ideas about the challenges of public broadcasting.
    Go to PBI website

France Télévisions frequently collaborates with the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU).

Increase global programs sales and exchanges

  • FTD (France Télévisions Distribution)
    France Télévisions is assisted in its international efforts by its marketing subsidiary, France Télévisions Distribution (FTD), which sells programmes produced or co-produced by the Group. It also offers programmes produced by foreign broadcasters from which the Group received a sales authorization. You can find over 5,000 hours worth of programmes in the sales catalogue: fiction, documentaries, magazines and more. This enhances the Group's international presence. FTD also distributes news footage from France 2 and France 3's editorial board.
    Go to FTD website

     

  • TV5 MONDE
    TV5 Monde is a global television network broadcasting in French. It ensures French-language presence worldwide and defends its values. TV5 Monde offers a wide range of programmes: from international news and sports, to cinema and documentaries, as well as original productions from the network. The channel is transmitted through 11 different broadcasting channels and subtitled in 12 languages in order to adapt to time differences and viewer sensitivity.
    Most of its content is taken from mainstream networks in the French-speaking world, which makes for a very diverse programme line-up and contrasting editorial stances: France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5, France Ô, ARTE France, RTBF (Belgium), TSR (Switzerland), Radio Canada, Télé Quebec and CIRTEF.
    Go to TV5 Monde website

     

  •  EURONEWS
    Euronews, the European rolling-news channel, co-founded by France Télévisions, is broadcast worldwide. The channel is available in more than 300 million households in 150 countries by cable, satellite and terrestrial. It is also available on 32 mobile networks in 20 European countries (3G, VOD); 43 ADSL /broadband internet networks in 27 countries; and it is  retransmitted by major airlines.  In addition, Euronews has begun to secure availability on multimedia platforms such as IPTV, DTT and digital media.
    Go to Euronews website

 

THE MEDITERRANEAN

France Télévisions has a long history of cooperating with EBU correspondents and African counterparts  from French and international organisations. The Group strives to strengthen its relations with Southern Mediterranean countries. Its goal is to encourage inter-cultural dialogue between both sides of the Mediterranean through broadcasting. As a public service broadcaster, France Télévisions aspires to meet its commitment to narrow the gap between the North and the South.

  • CMCA (Mediterranean Center for Audiovisual Communication )
    CMCA is an association head-quartered in Marseilles and led by France Télévisions. It relies on the participation of many broadcasters, including RAI (Italy), Public Television (Greece), ENTV (Algeria) and RTT (Tunisia). Its mission is to offer training courses and develop communication and production projects in the Mediterranean, in addition to organising the annual International Festival of Mediterranean Documentary and News films (PriMed). These actions supplement the Group's initiatives in the Mediterranean. CMCA also publishes a monthly newsletter about broadcasting in the area.
    Go to CMCA website
     
  • COPEAM (Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators)
    COPEAM is an association head-quartered in Rome. Its members are major Mediterranean broadcasters, including France Télévisions, who seek to promote training courses, news footage trade, co-productions, and shared access to all programmes.
    Go to COPEAM website

 

EUROPE AND REGIONAL AREAS

  •  CIRCOM Regional (International Cooperative for Research and Action on the Field of Communication )
    The purpose of this European association of regional televisions, based in Strasbourg, is to study the challenges of regional televisions inside the European Union and to participate in the development of regional identity in a practical, tangible and innovative way.
    Go to CIRCOM website

Festivals and award shows

  • PRIX ITALIA
    The Prix ITALIA is an international competition (more than 90 public and private radio and TV organisations representing 48 countries) organised by RAI and which is held annually in an Italian city of art and culture every September for a week. It features a series of major events and cultural shows and it rewards quality, creativity and innovation in radio, television and digital programmes (fiction, documentaries, music and artistic shows).
    Go to Prix ITALIA website
     
  • FESTIVAL EUROVISIONI
    Created in 1987, this festival is exclusively dedicated to  European television and cinema, and how they have developed through technological advances and socio-cultural change. Each year, it addresses topical issues and thus encourages the main players in the audiovisual sector to meet and find agreements. There  are three main players: operators – who create, produce, distribute and broadcast; institutions – who regulate and encourage this activity on a national and European scale; corporations – who work toward extending the influence of European broadcasters through technological progress.
    Go to EUROVISIONI website
     
  • PRIX EUROPA
    The Prix Europa rewards the best European television, radio and online productions which reflect the major issues of our time. All European countries compete for this award which aspires to turn the “Made in Europe” label into a guarantee of quality thanks to cultural multiplicity. The public shows great interest in the Prix, which is massively attended by professionals.
    Go to PRIX EUROPA website
  • PFAJ (Franco-German Journalism Prize)
    Since 1983, the Franco-German Journalism Prize is awarded to writers and editorial teams who have, through their accomplishments, shown a special interest in deepening the cultural relationships between France and Germany.  German broadcaster  Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR) is responsible for awarding the prize, along with its partners: ARTE, Deutschlandradio, France Télévisions, Saarbrücker Zeitung, the Franco-German Youth Office, Radio France, Le Républicain Lorrain, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Deutsche Gesellschaft  für Auswärtige Politik, the Robert Schuman Foundation and Germany's second national channel, ZDF. The annual award ceremony is successively held in Berlin and Paris.
    Go to PFAJ website

 

 

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